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Gluck – Il Parnaso confuso (Rudolph Palmer, Julianne Baird)  Music

Posted by ArlegZ at Feb. 18, 2010
Gluck – Il Parnaso confuso (Rudolph Palmer, Julianne Baird)

Gluck – Il Parnaso confuso (Rudolph Palmer, Julianne Baird)
Classical | 1 CD | EAC | APE+CUE no LOG | Scans | 336 MB | rs.com | TT 72’58
The Queen’s Chamber Band, Rudolph Palmer
Released: 2004 | Label: Albany Records
Christoph Willibald Gluck - Armonia Atenea / de Risio - Il trionfo di Clelia (2012, MDG "Scene" # 609 1733-2) [RE-UP]

Christoph Willibald Gluck - Il trionfo di Clelia, opera in 3 acts, Wq. 31 (1763)
Armonia Atenea / Giuseppe Sigismondi de Risio / Hélène Le Corre
3xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 977 MB | Partial Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Scene" # 609 1733-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Opera, Classical Period

"Die Sängerinnen und Sänger haben allesamt sehr intensiv an den Koloraturen gearbeitet und sind den teils horrenden Schwierigkeiten der Arien gut gewachsen … Außerdem sind die Rezitative mit hohem Konversationstempo und fantasievoller Generalbass-Improvisation umgesetzt." ~FonoForum
Christoph Willibald Gluck - Armonia Atenea / de Risio - Il trionfo di Clelia (2012)

Christoph Willibald Gluck - Il trionfo di Clelia, opera in 3 acts, Wq. 31 (1763)
Armonia Atenea / Giuseppe Sigismondi de Risio / Hélène Le Corre
3xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 977 MB | Partial Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Scene" # 609 1733-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Opera, Classical Period

"Die Sängerinnen und Sänger haben allesamt sehr intensiv an den Koloraturen gearbeitet und sind den teils horrenden Schwierigkeiten der Arien gut gewachsen … Außerdem sind die Rezitative mit hohem Konversationstempo und fantasievoller Generalbass-Improvisation umgesetzt." ~FonoForum
Cecilia Bartoli - The Vivaldi Album [1999] / Gluck - Italian Arias [2001] / Opera proibita: Handel, Scarlatti A., [2005]

Cecilia Bartoli - The Vivaldi Album [1999] / Gluck - Italian Arias [2001] / Opera proibita: Handel, Scarlatti A., [2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | 3cd, 924.85 MB
Classical | Label: DECCA

For more than two decades, Cecilia Bartoli has undeniably been one of the leading artists in the field of classical music. All over the world, her new operatic roles, her concert programs and recording projects – in exclusivity with Decca – are expected with great eagerness and curiosity. The exceptional amount of 8 million CDs sold, more than 100 weeks ranking in the international pop charts, numerous Golden Discs, four Grammys® (USA), nine Echos and a Bambi (Germany), two Classical Brit Awards (UK), the Victoire de la musique (France) and many other prestigious awards reflect the immense success of for example Opera proibita and her solo albums dedicated to Vivaldi, Gluck and Salieri and that she is firmly established as today’s “best-selling classical artist”.
Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Gluck: Philemon et Baucis (2006)

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Gluck: Philémon et Baucis (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 509 Mb | Total time: 53:07+44:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ambroise | # AMB9995 | Recorded: 2006

The packaging for this recording, though handsomely produced, gives a perplexing impression of the content of the CDs. The album's title (in French) is Philémon et Baucis, though there is no reference to that title in the extensive program notes, which focus exclusively on a work called Le Feste d'Apollo. In fact, Le Feste d'Apollo, premiered in 1769, consisted of a prologue and three unrelated short acts, each a self-contained opera, with texts by four different Italian poets. This CD set includes two of those operas, Aristeo and Bauci e Filemone, the third opera being an early version of Orfeo ed Eurydice written in 1762, 12 years before the definitive French version of Gluck's masterpiece.
Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Gluck: Armide [1999]

Gluck - Armide (Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre) [1999]
Classical | Archiv Produktion 459 616 2 | TT: 79.19+60.09 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 593 Mb

‘Perhaps the best of all my works’, said Gluck of his Armide. But this, the fifth of his seven ‘reform operas’, has never quite captured the public interest as have Orfeo, Alceste, the two Iphigenies and even Paride ed Elena. Unlike those works it is based not on classical mythology but on Tasso’s crusade epic, Gerusalemme liberata. No doubt Gluck turned to this libretto, originally written by Quinault, to challenge Parisian taste by inviting comparison with the much-loved Lully setting. Its plot is thinnish, concerned only with the love of the pagan sorceress Armide, princess of Damascus, for the Christian knight and hero Renaud, and his enchantment and finally his disenchantment and his abandonment of her; the secondary characters have no real life. Its style, largely determined by the structure of the libretto, is closer to the French tragedie-lyrique traditions than are Gluck’s more familiar operas, with its short airs gliding into arioso and recitative.
Julianne Baird, The Queen’s Chamber Band, Rudolph Palmer - Gluck: La Corona (2005) (Repost)

Julianne Baird, The Queen’s Chamber Band, Rudolph Palmer - Gluck: La Corona (2005)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:46:51 | 497 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Albany Records | Catalog: TROY 791-792

It may seem surprising that this is the first complete recording of Gluck's one-act opera (or, as he called it, serenata teatrale) La corona (The Crown) after more than 240 years. The work was never performed during Gluck's lifetime; written for the name day of Francis I, husband of Habsburg empress Maria Theresa, it was rendered irrelevant by the dedicatee's death in 1765. The listener will discover soon enough why no one has thought to revive the work since then.
Maria Bayo, Veronica Cangemi, Christopher Moulds - Gluck: L'innocenza giustificata (2005) (Repost)

Maria Bayo, Veronica Cangemi, Christopher Moulds - Gluck: L'innocenza giustificata (2005)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:27:23 | 528 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: TROY 791-792

Most opera fans are familiar with Gluck the reformist – the composer of Orphée et Eurydice who sought to balance drama and music in his works. But few know his early works which show him to be a master of the Baroque opera seria tradition he later rejected. L'innocenza giustificata, a festa teatrale written in 1755, is one of these works. Its structure – cobbled together from aria texts by Pietro Metastasio, but with new recitatives by Giacomo Durazzo – already shows a desire to create more dramatic continuity and interest than was commonly found in the Baroque period.
Lena Belkina - Classic Vienna: Mozart - Gluck - Haydn (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Lena Belkina - Classic Vienna: Mozart - Gluck - Haydn (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 64:09 minutes | 658 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Mezzo-soprano Lena Belkina’s first album garnered high praise: “She sings Desdemona’s ‘Willow Song’ from Rossini’s Otello with lyrical intensity… Nacqui all’affanno e al pianto” from La Cenerentola is sharp-witted and brilliant”, opined Das Opernglas, while WAZ (Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung) wrote: “The coloratura is splendidly placed whether she’s mobilizing Tudor fury (in Anna Bolena), questioning her heart in the Barber of Seville or letting the soul of ‘Tanti affetti’ (La donna del lago) overflow with elegant beauty.”
Richard Hickox, The City of London Sinfonia - Gluck: Armide [2010/1982]

Gluck - Armide (Richard Hickox) [2010/1982]
Classical | EMI 50999 6 40728 2 1 | TT: 65.45+56.10+45.31 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 728 Mb

The playing and singing of Hickox’s own orchestra and chorus are always mindful of stylistic matters, crisp and airy in the sensuous dance music, urgent and theatrical (in the best sense) in passionate sections of the score, which Hickox holds together in exemplary manner (Gramophone Magazine). Hickox conducts with a fine sense of theatre, as well as an aptly Gluckian restraint…Palmer is remarkable at her best, and her duet with Rolfe Johnson ('Armide, vous m'allez quitter') is memorably done (International Record Review).